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Posted on 09/13/2021
3 Ways to Reduce Your Reliance on Municipal Resources
According to data generated by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average monthly electric bill increased from to $115 monthly even though usage has steadily declined during the last 10 years. The hard data compiled in 2019 shows that some states enjoy monthly utility bills as low as $76 while others suffer costs as high as $168....
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Posted on 09/06/2021
3 Benefits of Building a New Home
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels When it comes to your new home, you have quite a few heavy options to consider. One such option for consideration is, "do you buy a pre-existing home or build your perfect house from scratch?" While finding your perfect pre-existing home is possible, building one from the ground up can offer certain...
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Posted on 08/31/2021
Another Property Sold - 9856 Zenith, St Louis, MO 6402
Check out this beautiful all brick ranch home in a quiet neighborhood. Check out the newly refinished wood floors throughout (2021), new paint throughout the main level, and updated bathroom vanity (2021). The home is sure to impress with the bright kitchen with lots of prep space, a very spacious master bedroom, and a large rec room in the LL with a bar to just name a few. Relax on the large newly stained deck overlooking the amazing, just over 1/3 acre backyard that backs to trees. Just perfect for entertaining! Can't forget the oversized garage! Conveniently located near lots of restaurants including the popular 9-Mile garden, quick...
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Posted on 08/18/2021
The 6 Best Tools to Help You Move
Working with the right tools can make all the difference. This can be said for any project, but when you’re moving your home, equipping yourself with a few key items will make the process more efficient. Here are the essential tools to ease some of the labor on moving day: Furniture Dolly A furniture dolly is an excellent...
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Posted on 08/09/2021
When You Can't Find the Perfect Luxury Home
Photo by Connoman via Pixabay Sometimes you look at many homes and can’t find the perfect luxury home. When that happens, you might have to get a home that meets every requirement except the one – and then add that feature yourself. Many luxury homes have plenty of room to add additional buildings and water features. When purchasing...
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Posted on 07/16/2021
9856 Zenith, St Louis, MO 63123 is now new to the market!
Check out this beautiful all brick ranch home in a quiet neighborhood. Check out the newly refinished wood floors throughout (2021), new paint throughout the main level, and updated bathroom vanity (2021). The home is sure to impress with the bright kitchen with lots of prep space, a very spacious master bedroom, and a large rec room in the LL with a bar to just name a few. Relax on the large newly stained deck overlooking the amazing, just over 1/3 acre backyard that backs to trees. Just perfect for entertaining! Can't forget the oversized garage! Conveniently located near lots of restaurants including the popular 9-Mile garden, quick...
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Posted on 07/15/2021
Another Property Sold, BUT I need more!
Welcome to your 2.5 year new home! Meticulously maintained open floor plan is sure to impress. This home features split bedrooms, wood laminate floors in main living areas, upgraded cabinetry, spindle stairwell, architectural shingle and much more. The large butterfly island with an overhang is great to gather around while entertaining or use as more seating. The 12x12 lighted deck off the breakfast room is a fantastic spot to sit with morning coffee and listen to the birds. The full basement has a full bath rough-in and lots of room for storage and ready for your finishes. The extra 15x15 room already complete in the basement can be used...
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Posted on 07/12/2021
How to Finance Your New Construction Home
Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels Building your new home should be a rewarding experience, but it's important to know how the financing for a new construction is different from the financing for a previously owned home. You will need a specific type of loan called new construction loans, and they can be harder to get than a...
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Posted on 06/02/2021
206 Bluestem Lane, O'fallon, MO 63366 is now new to the market!
Welcome to your 2.5 year new home! Meticulously maintained open floor plan is sure to impress. This home features split bedrooms, wood laminate floors in main living areas, upgraded cabinetry, spindle stairwell, architectural shingle and much more. The large butterfly island with an overhang is great to gather around while entertaining or use as more seating. The 12x12 lighted deck off the breakfast room is a fantastic spot to sit with morning coffee and listen to the birds. The full basement has a full bath rough-in and lots of room for storage and ready for your finishes. The extra 15x15 room already complete in the basement can be used...
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Posted on 05/10/2021
The Best Beginner-Friendly Houseplants
Photo by Ray Piedra from Pexels The care and keeping of house plants can be intimidating. However, the fear of failure shouldn’t keep you from trying. There are plenty of houseplants that are easy to maintain no matter your level of experience, climate or space in your home. There is a perfect plant for you, and it might...
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Posted on 04/26/2021
Is Your Home Worth Less Than You Originally Paid for It?
Let's face it – determining how to price a home is rarely simple for a seller. In some instances, your home may be worth less than you originally paid for it. Ultimately, if you failed to maintain your house over the years, various home problems may crop up when you decide to list your residence. If these issues go...
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Posted on 04/19/2021
Top Pollen Allergy Symptoms and Treatment Options
Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels For plants, pollen is absolutely essential. This yellow powder can easily be carried by the wind or transported from plant to plant by an animal or insect and it works to fertilize the plants and help them grow. While plants may love a fresh coating of pollen, humans often feel otherwise. Millions...
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